Journal article

Clinical studies on molar-incisor-hypomineralisation part 2: development of a severity index.

N Chawla, LB Messer, M Silva

Eur Arch Paediatr Dent | Published : 2008


AIM: This was to examine the records of 182 children (aged 6-14 years) with molar-incisor-hypomineralisation (MIH) or molar hypomineralisation (MH) in order to develop and examine a Hypomineralisation Severity Index for first permanent molars (FPMs). STUDY DESIGN: Records of 429 FPMs in these children were examined and scored for eruption status, extent of hypomineralisation, sensitivity, number of restorative treatments; summed scores were converted to an index for each dentition (possible range: 1.25-7.00). Indices were examined regarding medical conditions occurring singly or in combinations in parentally-recalled children's histories to age 3 years; mean indices were compared for dentiti..

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